signing Michael Brown is hoping he can make it two
Nationwide Conference championship medals in a row!
The former Boston United midfielder enjoyed celebrating
conference success last season with the Lincolnshire
club and now he's hoping he can emulate those events
at the Deva Stadium.
I'm very optimistic, said
Brown. Im settling in really well. I want
to start every game but with the squad weve got
I think the manager will want to change it around week
in, week out. Regardless of how we get on, if we win,
lose or draw, I think hell be changing it around
all the time. Brown continued: The team spirit
is as good as any club Ive been to. Weve
got one of the better squads in the league and we all
feel pretty confident that we are going to do something
this season. Were all enjoying it, but obviously
frustrated with our home performances.
Brown proved he could become a promising
attacking midfielder and displayed some bouts of good
pace and ability during his home debut against Scarborough,
however the player was disappointed with the overall
result. It was really frustrating to be honest
with you. As far as my debut was concerned I didnt
think I did too badly. Obviously with the heat and it
being my first game I did tire and got a bit sore, thats
why I came off towards the end. As far as the players
are concerned though, we were all really frustrated.
We dominated for most of the game, but we didn't create
enough opportunities. Its four games now undefeated
and we havent conceded a goal so, we cant
be too despondent.
Michael Brown first broke into football
with Shrewsbury Town as an apprentice in 1985 and got
his first big opportunity in the first team a year later.
He went on to have spells with Bolton Wanderers, Preston
North End and Rochdale, but in each case he returned
back to his native Shrewsbury to continue his footballing
career. Overall he has made an outstanding 418 Football
League appearances, scoring 36 goals along the way.
After impressing in pre-season trials,
Brown signed for Boston United at the beginning of the
2001/2002 season, but the gruelling treck to Lincolnshire
from his home in Shrewsbury contributed greatly to his
decision to sign for the Blues. I was at Boston
last season and I was doing a lot of travelling. I live
in Shrewsbury so when I heard that Mark Wright was interested,
I jumped at the chance to come here. He first spoke to
me back in January and told me he was going to bring
in a lot of players. He sold the club to me and said
he was going to have a go at getting this club back into
the football league. Im happy to come here because
this is a club that is looking to improve, looking to
strengthen and wants to get out of this Conference league.
29 August 2002